Here's Nick on Good Morning America (Thursday Jan 10th, 2002) talking about the arrest! (You need Real to view this)
He was on Tampa radio tonight and he said he's in Florida on some singing conference with his friends.. Some educational singing conference. I'm guessing the DJ's name is Carson..
Carson: Hey I just got one piece of advice here when you're in town?
Joey: Be careful. Don't cry and get caught by cops..
Carson: Yeah stay away from Pop City dude!
(laughter in background)
Carson: Don't go there!
Joey: I feel so bad man. I mean I love the guy Nick. I feel so bad for him. You know.. I don't know if he was drinking or whatever the case may be.. but I apol.. it's..it's a sad thing.
Carson: Did you ever have a run in with the cops or anything like that.. or was it like a close call?
Joey: You know what. Honestly, I'm very cautious and honestly, my parents taught me well so..
Carson: But Nick's parents didn't obviously..
Joey: Nooo. They probably did.
Attempting to address some of the unanswered questions surrounding his arrest last week in a Tampa, Fla., nightclub, Backstreet Boys Nick Carter, 21, claimed he was simply "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
Carter, speaking to MTV News during Tuesday’s edition of "Total Request Live," also said that he was arrested after a fight in which he did not take part. Police reportedly had arrested five patrons responsible for a ruckus inside the Pop City nightclub when they observed Carter, a resident of nearby Marathon, Fla., involved in a loud argument with an unidentified woman. Carter was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting/opposing a law enforcement officer without violence, then released on his own recognizance, according to a police spokesperson. He is due in court March 4. (The offense carries a sentence of up to one year in jail and a $500 fine.)
"I ain't a bad person," Carter, the youngest Backstreet Boy, told MTV. "I've never been in trouble my whole life . . . I was basically in tears almost." Police said that before his arrest they had instructed Carter to quiet down more than 10 times and he refused. They then issued an ultimatum for him to "leave by the count of three." When Carter did not heed their order, he was handcuffed, placed in a police car and booked. "I can't get too into it," said Carter to MTV, "but basically I can tell you I did not do anything wrong, and I know that for a fact . . . If I disrespected a cop in any way, I, you know, apologize."
"TRL" host Carson Daly, 28, congratulated Carter over the incident. "You're in the Backstreet Boys. This inevitably will be a great thing for your career," said Daly, as quoted by the Associated Press. "I've been busted in strip clubs. We're men. That's what we do."
Conan (O'Brian) made a joke about Nick last night... He said, Nick Carter released a statement after his arrest saying he was in the wrong place at the wrong time...kinda how you feel after a BSB concert!
Jay Leno cracked on Nick last week...He said
Nick in the Tabloids.